Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Month in Review - April 2013

I'm used to seeing an absolute riot of flowers and blooming trees in April but this year New York was pretty dry and much too cold.  I don't remember ever waiting this long and this longingly for spring to arrive.  But now that April is over, we're at last being treated to tulips and cherry blossoms.  We've started to spend more Sundays in the park and are beginning to think less about soup and more about salads and sweet fruit.

The Month in Review  -  April 2013

We did do quite a bit of cooking and cocktail mixing this month. We played with some fun new OXO tools, mixed it up with the bundt bakers, celebrated our furry sous chef's birthday and took some friends out for an amazing dinner in Central Park. We've also booked our summer vacation (so excited!) and are starting to think about the grilling and chilling that will begin next month. But, before we get too excited about the future, let's take a quick look back at the past month. As always, click on the links below the photos to get the recipes. Enjoy!

Lemon Cherry Bundt Cake with Lemon Glaze
Double Chocolate Cake with Cherry Cheesecake Swirl
Bacon, Egg and Cheese Tart
Cheddar Apple Pie Grilled Cheese
Lime in the Coconut Martini
Creamy and Light Cauliflower Sauce
Happy Birthday, Hadley!
Creamy White Bean Soup
Mango Madness Martini
Crispy Cheesy Buttermilk Chicken
Light Spinach Lasagna with Cauliflower Sauce
Tropical Fiesta Cocktail for Cinco de Mayo
Dinner in the Park  -  The Loeb Boathouse


  1. It's freezing - literally - here today. I hope the rest of May is warmer! I love that bundt cake at the top of the post and am looking forward to making it soon!

  2. A lovely review! And yes, April was harsh for us too. I'm hoping that this next month will be warmer (although we have snow on the ground and it's May 2nd. Oh well! Thank you for sharing!

  3. How is it May? And how did I miss so many of your posts? That egg and bacon tart is fabulous!

  4. Can't believe it's May, love, your month review, as always; bringing the most fabulous desserts, cocktails and dishes.
    Happy Birthday to your ever-so-adorable Hadley!

  5. You're POSITIVE you won't marry me??? Cause I could wear shoes with heel inserts to make me taller.


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